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Ovation Applause Series AE35 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The Ovation Applause Series AE35 is a 12-string acoustic-electric guitar that's a Roundback. The AE35 guitar incorporates the revolutionary Ovation L...Read More

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Put your hands together for an Applause.

The Ovation Applause Series AE35 is a 12-string acoustic-electric guitar that's a Roundback. The AE35 guitar incorporates the revolutionary Ovation Lyrachord composite body - the revolutionary acoustic guitar design that has made Ovation a favorite with pro players for over 40 years. The dovetail heel/neck joint allows the neck angle to be accurately and permanently set at the factory. The low neck profile design on the Ovation Applause 12-string guitar is not only comfortable, but super-stable as well.

Featuring a spruce top with matched, lightweight bracing designed to enhance punch and projection, the AE35 12-string has a big, clear sound. The Deep Bowl composite body delivers rich, powerful tones and maximum acoustic output. The guitar’s center soundhole offers a traditional look, and its slim neck has an electric-style profile, 20 hand-finished nickel-silver frets, and low factory-set action. The AE35’s easy-to-use onboard DJ3 preamp has advanced tone-shaping EQ to help you refine your amplified sound.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body type: deep
  • Color: natural
  • Top material: spruce
  • Scale length: 25-1/4" (641mm)
  • Nut width: 1-7/8" (48mm)
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Description: 12-string acoustic-electric
  • Case sold separately

Order today and experience a guitar that sounds great acoustic or electric and that can travel without trouble.

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OvationApplause Series AE35 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Applause AE35 12 Acoustic-Electric Used

        By WhiteRaven

        from Meadow Lakes, Alaska

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        Pros

        • Awesome Price 4 Guitar
        • Type 1 - Mint Condition

        Cons

        • Missing High "g" String
        • Not Knowing "g" Was Gone

        Best Uses

        • Concert - W L2 Strings
        • Jamming - Country Style
        • Jamming - Folk Style
        • Practice
        • Recording - W 12 Strings

        Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE35 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I really wanted this guitar. I have always wanted an Ovation, and, on checking, I learned the Applause series had really gotten better with what they produced. Low price, I thought, Give it a whirl. The guitar has an awesome sound...but, as I was just sitting here strummimg, something did not look right. It seemed out of place compared to my 12 string Takamine...then a light bulb went off...yep, my 12 string only had 11 strings. Now, I know I bought this used, but it was "Used in type 1 condition, with only the packaging from the manufacturer maybe being unsuitable for shipping the guitar in." Not one word about the high-"G" string missing...it literally turned my light off and busted my bubble...I still love my Ovation Applause, but the part missing really killed my music loving buzz. Not happy...not happy at all. 'nuff said!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        For the price, this guitar is Awesome!!

        By willie386

        from Twin Falls, ID

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE35 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Musicians Friend is AWESOME!!!
              Need I say more! Two thumbs up!!!!!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A sure winner!

              Pros

              • Active Pick-uppre-amp
              • Deep bowl
              • Factory Setup
              • Pinless Bridge
              • Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live Gigging
                • Recording

                Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE35 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I won this guitar in a giveaway and was very impressed with it. Twenty-five years ago I owned the predecessor model to this, the acoustic only AA35 [made when Applause guitars featured an aluminum neck/fretboard]. While the aluminum neck was a killer on the hands, the sound was heavenly. The deep bowl design gives this guitar a projection I've only experienced in jumbo-sized guitars. It's fuller than the sound of a 12-string dreadnought. The low end sounds a little fuller and the high end has a bell-like tone. The built-in pick-up/preamp is a plus because the only other "full-sized" 12-string in this price range which features built-in electronics is the Fender CD160SE-12 [which I have also owned in the past], which is much more expensive and doesn't have [at least in my opinion] nearly the clarity of tone this one has.
                The only drawback is that it doesn't come with a case, so one has to pay extra, but that isn't unusual for a guitar in this price range and the Zero Gravity hybrid case fits like a glove....

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A lot of bang for your buck

                By Ranzerox66

                from Southern New Mexico

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Incredible Balanced Tone

                Cons

                • Needs Some Tweaking

                Best Uses

                • Sounds Great Unplugged

                Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE35 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I needed a new 12 string to take on the road with me that I wasn't afraid to take out of the house. This guitar is surprising right out of the box! It is a very dynamic little instrument with a variety of tones depending on your picking attack and technique. I put a new set of D'Addario 80/20 bronze 10's on it and it just rang like a bell. It sounds incredible through my amplifier or just unplugged when I play it around the house. It doesn't have the harsh overtones some 12 strings exhibit.
                My only complaint, and again I'm just being picky, is that mine was not set up to play perfectly right out of the box as some of the other reviews stated. Maybe mine sat in the warehouse longer, I'm not sure. The nut sat a little too high so that when you capo at the first fret, the strings are not 'exactly' in tune. I tried several different adjustable capos (shubb, planet waves, etc) and they all pulled the strings slightly out of tune. I also discovered that the neck on this guitar lends itself better to a 'regular' capo and not one made for 12 string guitars, as I initially thought. My shubb adjustable capo that I use on my standard 6 string dreadnoughts worked perfectly (well, once I filed the nut down and pulled a shim out from under the bridge).
                Again, I'm probably just pickier than most, and I didn't deduct any points from the overall instrument because many folks don't play with capos or are as picky as I am when it comes to tuning.
                Overall, this is a great value here on MF, and this guitar sounds incredible. I've played on many, many Ovation guitars and this little gem does a great service to it's lineage, regardless of the 'Applause' name.

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Applause AE35 12-string

                Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE35 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I've wanted an Ovation / Applause round-back for several years. And recently I started looking at 12-strings, as a way to broaden the spectrum of sound. I really like this guitar, both unplugged and plugged in. I wish it was a little louder, acoustically, and had more bottom end, but overall it's a fantastic value, and a great beginners / intermediate 12-string guitar. It sounds fantastic plugged in, especially through a true stereo chorus amp. I've only been playing 6 string guitar for about 3 1/2 years, and 12 string for maybe six months, so this excellent value on a round-back is just what I needed.

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                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good value

                By Mikey Bikey

                from Canada, eh?

                Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE35 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                When my Yamaha FG260 finally gave up the ghost after more than 30 years, it was time to find a replacement. I own an Applause AA21 6-string, that I like a lot (both the sound and the action) so I considered an Applause AE35 both for the acoustic-electric option as well as to share a hard shell case. I bought it and generally like the guitar. Overall It's got that good 12-string "jangle" sound, with no buzzing. I find the bottom end on the AE35 is not quite as solid as either my former dreadnaught or the Applause. I was a bit surprised given the shared deep bowl that would seem it SHOULD sound the same on the bottom end, but there you go. The action is good, though, and can be played most of the way down the neck. I tried to tune it down two frets to reduce some of the stress on the neck, but I just didn't find it to be quite as playable that way. I don't play it plugged in much, so I can't say much about the sound through the pickup and . Overall I think it's a good guitar, and definitely a good value for the plugged in potential. But if you're not playing it plugged in, you might consider a straight acoustic for a better bottom end.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great value / great sound

                By Guitarman-gk761

                from Fredonia, NY

                Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE35 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I have been a steadfast ovation and applause player for years. This is my second purchase of an Applause guitar in the past year. I also own a ae128 model 6-string. I have owned many other 12 strings but the durability and great sound of this applause was the main reason for my decision for buying it.

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